Abdur Rehman Biography
Abdur Rehman is a Pakistani cricketer, born on 1st March 1980 is Sialkot, Punjab. He bowls slow left-arm orthodox and bats left-handed in the tail.
Rehman made into Pakistan Under-19 side, playing two first-class matches for Gujranwala in his debut season in 1997. The left-arm spinner stole the show with five and six wickets in consecutive matches against South Africa.
Rehman took two wickets in his 10 overs, giving 20 runs and scored 7 vital runs to win his debut ODI for Pakistan against West Indies in Faisalabad in December 2006.
Three months later, Rehman hammered 36 runs in 3 overs in his T20I debut against South Africa in Johannesburg.
When he debuted in the test against the same opposition in Karachi in October 2007, Rehman proved his efficacy by taking eight wickets in the match.
Rise to Glory
Rehman ripped apart England in 2012 series in the UAE, taking 19 wickets in three matches at phenomenal 16.74. He tormented the English batsmen in the second innings of the second test with six for 25, followed by a five-wicket haul in the third test to hand out the then number one side a clean sweep in the test series.
In selected T20I opportunities, he took 11 wickets in eight games, including a brilliant 2 for 7 against Kenya in September 2007.
Rehman took 9 wickets at an expensive 68.25 in two test-series against Sri Lanka in 2014 and was axed from the team, with one short of 100 test wickets.
The leg-spinner had hardly been effective in the shorter formats as he took only 30 wickets in 31 ODI’s. He played his last ODI against Bangladesh in Dhaka in March 2014. His last T20I was way back in November 2013 against the Proteas in Dubai.
In 2012, Rehman received a 12- week ban from the English and Wales Cricket Board for testing positive for marijuana during his stint at Somerset in 2012.